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Large US Cities Brace For Protests As Grand Jury Makes Decision Whether Or Not To Indict Ferguson Officer

From Boston to Los Angeles to New York, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/15/2014

'Resist Rikers Rally' (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Call For Reform At ‘Resist Rikers Rally’

Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.

11/08/2014

Protest over Dalai Lama in New York City on Nov. 4, 2014 (Credit: CBS2)

Buddhist Group Protests Dalai Lama’s NYC Visit

The Shugden Buddhist community is upset about prayers his holiness has banned and discrimination against their practitioners.

11/04/2014

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Columbia Students Rally In National Day Of Action Against Campus Rape

College students in New York and across the nation took part Wednesday night in a “Carry That Weight” national day of action against campus rape.

10/29/2014

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
Getty Images News)

Anti-Fracking Leader, 9 Others Arrested At Upstate Protest

A leader of the anti-fracking movement in New York state was among 10 people arrested Wednesday during protests at an upstate natural gas storage facility, located in a depleted Finger Lakes salt mine.

10/29/2014

Protesters calling for The Metropolitan Opera to cancel "The Death of Klinghoffer" on Sept. 22, 2014 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Former Mayor Giuliani Expected To Join Protest Against ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

Critics of the Met’s decision to feature the opera want it canceled, arguing that the performance is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

10/18/2014

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) is joined by Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner as they march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March, Rally Over Eric Garner’s Death On Staten Island

The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.

08/23/2014

Garner march map (CBS 2)

Street Closures, Transit Changes For Eric Garner Protest March On Staten Island

The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.

08/22/2014

Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Residents Take To City Hall In Fight To Keep Ferry

Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.

08/21/2014

This Palestinian flag was unfurled on the span of the Manhattan Bridge during a protest march on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: L. Mazzei)

Police Investigate After Palestinian Protest Flag Is Unfurled On Manhattan Bridge

Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.

08/20/2014

Demonstrators gather in Times Square to protest the death of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Marta Zielinska/CBSNewYork.com)

Demonstrators March To Times Square To Protest Michael Brown’s Death In Missouri

A protest march was under way in Midtown Thursday evening on behalf Michael Brown, the man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.

08/14/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Transit Officials To Decide Whether To Allow Sharpton’s Verrazano March

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday there are a number of concerns associated with a possible march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in response to the police-custody death of Eric Garner.

08/07/2014

Residents of Elmhurst, Queens protest the use of the old PanAm Hotel as a homeless shelter. (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Protest Placement Of Homeless Families In Old Pan-Am Hotel

The Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.

07/22/2014

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